1. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    I have noticed a problem on my Note 9 that was not present on my Note 8 . To this day the animations on my Note 8 are fluid(never changed them). On my Note 9 when closing certain apps(Gallery does it almost every time) I can notice that it is dropping frames. The speed at which the app closes is the same, but the dropped frames are pretty noticeable.

    That being said I have went into developer options and turned the animations off which fixed my problem being they are not being shown. Opening and closing of apps are instantaneous now. Who needs animations anyways?

    Anyone else notice dropped frames in animations?
    08-23-2018 03:00 PM
  2. jeetu4444's Avatar
    check if any software update is there...I heard note 9 already got it's 1st update
    08-23-2018 09:27 PM
  3. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    check if any software update is there...I heard note 9 already got it's 1st update
    Just checked again, have had no updates.

    So far I am liking the animations being off, except the animator duration had to be left at 0.5 or the recents screen would weird out.
    08-23-2018 10:23 PM
  4. guitar_65riff's Avatar
    I have noticed a problem on my Note 9 that was not present on my Note 8 . To this day the animations on my Note 8 are fluid(never changed them). On my Note 9 when closing certain apps(Gallery does it almost every time) I can notice that it is dropping frames. The speed at which the app closes is the same, but the dropped frames are pretty noticeable.

    That being said I have went into developer options and turned the animations off which fixed my problem being they are not being shown. Opening and closing of apps are instantaneous now. Who needs animations anyways?

    Anyone else notice dropped frames in animations?
    Yes and I always change them in developer options
    08-24-2018 03:16 AM
  5. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I had same problem in my S9+ ..switching between home screen and app drawer the animation was not smooth ...by after I took back up from s9+ to note 9 same thing happening ...I think I need a fresh start....i used Samsung switch to do back up...are u having a memory card ...try removing it...I will try the same
    08-25-2018 08:33 AM
  6. wsrobert's Avatar
    I had same problem in my S9+ ..switching between home screen and app drawer the animation was not smooth ...by after I took back up from s9+ to note 9 same thing happening ...I think I need a fresh start....i used Samsung switch to do back up...are u having a memory card ...try removing it...I will try the same
    I'm having similar problems. As the other user above mentioned, I can get opening and closing of the Gallery to drop frames every time. The messages app and a host of others.

    Like you, I thought maybe I just needed a fresh reset. So tried that today. Didn't help. Even kept the device super clean and didn't immediately sign into my Samsung account. Didn't matter, it's still doing it. And I cannot stand it. I used an S9 for months and never noticed what I'm seeing with this Note 9. I'm very attempted to return for that reason alone.

    If anyone else finds a fix, please do follow up. I've tried everything.
    08-25-2018 11:17 PM
  7. AllPhones's Avatar
    Yeah (sigh) this is nothing new. I have had Samsung Galaxy phones since the Galaxy S3. And all of them (at least for me) have been laggy in that area of transition from Home Screen to App Draw. In addition, sometimes it laggy with transition from Bixby (swipe left to right) to Home Screen as well. Some of the reviews out there said it was smooth on the Note 9 this time around. But, I would have to disagree. Samsung does not care, they simply can't fix it or it's on the extreme low priority It's annoying and it's a darn shame.
    08-25-2018 11:46 PM
  8. cdd543's Avatar
    I have noticed a problem on my Note 9 that was not present on my Note 8 . To this day the animations on my Note 8 are fluid(never changed them). On my Note 9 when closing certain apps(Gallery does it almost every time) I can notice that it is dropping frames. The speed at which the app closes is the same, but the dropped frames are pretty noticeable.

    That being said I have went into developer options and turned the animations off which fixed my problem being they are not being shown. Opening and closing of apps are instantaneous now. Who needs animations anyways?

    Anyone else notice dropped frames in animations?
    Yes I see them as well.
    08-26-2018 12:24 AM
  9. guitar_65riff's Avatar
    I'm having similar problems. As the other user above mentioned, I can get opening and closing of the Gallery to drop frames every time. The messages app and a host of others.

    Like you, I thought maybe I just needed a fresh reset. So tried that today. Didn't help. Even kept the device super clean and didn't immediately sign into my Samsung account. Didn't matter, it's still doing it. And I cannot stand it. I used an S9 for months and never noticed what I'm seeing with this Note 9. I'm very attempted to return for that reason alone.

    If anyone else finds a fix, please do follow up. I've tried everything.
    Activate developer options and change animations to 0.5
    08-26-2018 05:36 AM
  10. wsrobert's Avatar
    That does nothing beyond simply speeding up the frame drops. And I'm not trying to use developer option "solutions" for a $1k phone anyway.
    08-26-2018 06:45 AM
  11. FutureMech's Avatar
    Noticed that in the demo too, Note 9 wasn't really fluid or fast despite it had the basic bloatware.

    Samsung Achilles heel will never be fixed
    08-26-2018 07:20 AM
  12. guitar_65riff's Avatar
    Never experienced it on the note 8.
    I hope to be home in 4 hrs and sitting down to unbox my Note 9 that's been sitting there for 3 days.
    08-26-2018 07:23 AM
  13. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I guess a update can fix it
    .Samsung are u listening
    08-26-2018 07:51 AM
  14. wsrobert's Avatar
    So for kicks, downloaded the Rootless Pixel Launcher...and frame rate drops are gone. I'm sure Nova or otherwise would work too.

    It's Samsungs ****ty launcher. I remember this being an issue with the S8 if I remember right. Eventually Samsung issued an update that corrected it. Def didn't have the issue on S9 though.
    08-26-2018 08:13 AM
  15. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    So for kicks, downloaded the Rootless Pixel Launcher...and frame rate drops are gone. I'm sure Nova or otherwise would work too.

    It's Samsungs ****ty launcher. I remember this being an issue with the S8 if I remember right. Eventually Samsung issued an update that corrected it. Def didn't have the issue on S9 though.
    Yep, I've owned Nova for years now. Just installed it and the dropped frame issue is gone. Guess I will be using Nova for a while
    08-27-2018 03:16 AM
  16. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Yep, I've owned Nova for years now. Just installed it and the dropped frame issue is gone. Guess I will be using Nova for a while
    Nova is one of the first apps I install on a new phone.
    I don't understand the "closing" of the apps. Where is everyone seeing this? Just wondering. I don't have a Note9 yet to test it.
    08-27-2018 07:01 AM
  17. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    Nova is one of the first apps I install on a new phone.
    I don't understand the "closing" of the apps. Where is everyone seeing this? Just wondering. I don't have a Note9 yet to test it.
    You're in an app, then hit the home key and an animation is triggered of the home screen coming back up. That's what we're talking about.
    08-27-2018 07:29 AM
  18. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    I have noticed a problem on my Note 9 that was not present on my Note 8 . To this day the animations on my Note 8 are fluid(never changed them). On my Note 9 when closing certain apps(Gallery does it almost every time) I can notice that it is dropping frames. The speed at which the app closes is the same, but the dropped frames are pretty noticeable.

    That being said I have went into developer options and turned the animations off which fixed my problem being they are not being shown. Opening and closing of apps are instantaneous now. Who needs animations anyways?

    Anyone else notice dropped frames in animations?
    Well, it anyone is interested, Flossy Carter talks about this in his "Note9 Real Review".

    08-29-2018 09:39 PM
  19. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Personally I'm not seeing this but I respect that we all see things differently.

    i.e Just because I don't see it I understand that it's something that's there for others.

    One guy on YouTube calls it jank.
    08-29-2018 11:30 PM
  20. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Guys suddenly my animations have become perfect...no issue...I did uninstall few apps....now no shuttering when opening folders or switching between home screen and app drawer...
    09-02-2018 07:51 PM
  21. Rukbat's Avatar
    You're in an app, then hit the home key
    That's using the phone (any Android phone) incorrectly. "Ending" an app by using the Home key leaves the app running, using battery, slowing the phone. The Back key is for closing apps. The Home key is for running the browser when you're in an app and need another app for a moment. Then you kill that one and go back to the one that's still running (until you're done, at which time you use the Back key to kill it).

    Maybe that's why so many people are getting shorter battery life than they expected.
    09-03-2018 02:20 PM

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